Linksys WUSB54GC USB Wireless Adapter

Linksys WUSB54GC USB Wireless Adapter

Let’s use this Linksys WUSB54GC compact USB Wireless Adapter to connect your USB-equipped desktop or notebook computer to a wireless network at incredible speeds. By incorporating USB 2.0 and Wireless-G the Adapter delivers data rates up to 54Mbps (5 times as fast as 802.11b), without the trouble of opening up the case of your desktop computer.

To install, simply plug the Adapter into any available USB port. (It's compatible with both USB 1.1 and 2.0 ports, but 2.0 will yield the fastest speeds.) You can plug it directly into your PC, or use the included USB extension cord to put the Adapter anywhere you'd like, up to five feet away.

It gets its power through the USB connection, so no power cord is necessary. The included Setup Wizard walks you through configuring the Adapter to your wireless network settings, step by step. The Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter is also compatible with the Wireless-B (802.11b) network standard, with data rates up to 11Mbps. And your wireless communications can be protected by industrial-strength WPA, WPA2 and 128-bit encryption, so your data stays secure.

So don't hassle with running cables through your house -- get connected the easy way with the Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter.

Important Specifications:

Device type :
- USB wireless adapter

- USB 1.1
- USB 2.0

Wireless Network Standards:
- IEEE 802.11g
- IEEE 802.11b

Wireless Data Transfer Rates:
- 54 Mbps

Security Features:
- Wireless Security Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2), WEP (64bits, 128bits)

Transmit power:
- 17+/-1 dBm (Typical) @ 802.11b
- 13+/-1 dBm (Typical) @ 802.11g

Receiving Sensitivity:
- -80dBm @ 11 Mbps
- -65dBm @ 54 Mbps

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User reviews on

Great product Scott Pointon "Former Marine, Librarian, Woodworker" February 4, 2007
I recently moved into a new house that has three floors - 2 stories and a basement. I made the decision to go totally wireless with my home network (2 PCs and a laptop). This adapter went on my older PC in the basement and it works perfectly. A no hassle set up means I was up and running 5 minutes after opening the package. I have not experienced any connection problems, slowdowns, etc.

I highly recommend Linksys wireless products for your home networking needs.

Wireless can be a nightmare, this device works as promised, superb! Cato Sapiens (Berkeley, CA USA) June 14, 2006
Having struggled through a wide range of routers and wireless card devices, all of which were either difficult to setup, extremely difficult to configure, and unreliable (a major brand router which literally "fried" itself in the first 48 hours), this simple little Linksys device seemed almost too good to be true. Since I have both PC's and Mac's I can say that with the exception of the apple devices (airport and airport extreme) this is the only piece of wireless hardware that has actually worked for me out of the box and just as simply as the enclosed software promised. My set-up time was literally 45 seconds (mostly waiting for the device to establish communication with the router for the first time)! In a world of wireless-not-quite-ready-for-primetime products, this one works!! (I'm connected to an Apple Airport, fyi for Mac fans. Totally compatable).

Excellent USB wireless adapter from Linksys ! Lil' Rowlands (Detroit Lakes, MN) June 13, 2006
I read the previous review on how that user had the Belkin USB wireless adapter and I chuckle a bit cause I use to have that exact same one too. The Belkin adapter was more problematic than anything and it either never wanted to stay connected or it constantly had troubles getting connecting onto my network. I had everything right from my WPA key to having the correct MAC address in my address filtering settings on my router (I did have a Linksys router and I've read that having a Belkin adapter can be more problematic with a Linksys product). I've heard some users have had problems with it even when they use a wireless Belkin router too. Anywho, I had picked up the Linksys USB wireless adapter and I have to say that it works perfectly and I have never had one problem with it yet. It's got pretty much the same features when you install an external adapter for a PCMCIA slot on a laptop. You can setup a profile so that when you plug in your adapter it will recognize those settings and connect to your network and you can sight through other networks if it picks up any. It supports WPA encryption, which I highly suggest for any home user with a home network as it's a stronger encryption method than the regular WEP 64 or 128-bit. Also keep in mind that when you install the driver for it from the CD, it disables your WELCOME screen for when you sign on to your computer...It's such a funny little thing too, here's what happens. Once the driver is installed, it places a file called GTGina.dll within a certain folder and it disables the WELCOME screen and you have to type your username and password instead of the other way around. I've done research and you can delete the GTGina value in your system registry and it will allow you to make changes again in those settings instead of denying you access. I've e-mailed Linksys on that one and they sometimes got confused by that, hehe. Aside from that tiny issue, it's an excellent adapter and I highly suggest it for Linksys users. *Thumbs up*

Your Decision Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco, CA.) May 15, 2008
My Wireless-G Router was giving me fluctuating connectivity. I was advised to buy this USB 2.0 and Wireless-G Adapter, as it claims to deliver data rates up to 54Mbps. I did not find that my connectivity data rate went up, but the connectivity was more stable, meaning uploading was not necessarily faster, but more predictable. I tried using it with the five-foot cord and moving it around. There were definitely some spots that were better than others for even reception. However, I can't say that I am convinced that this Adapter really made much of a difference other than making the connectivity more even. You can take that either way. If the price doesn't bother you, then it can`t hurt.

Great! Much better than Belkin F5D7050 ostenh (Virginia, United States) May 11, 2006
After months of cursing at unreliable access using a Belkin F5D7050, I bought this Linksys and it's been working without fault for a month. Great!

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